Today was the Big Day that my plans have all come together upon. It will take me several days to show you what all was created. It really was a wonderful time - and so rewarding for me as I watched each group of men and women along with their children laughing and enjoying working together for their Church. We took things that were of no value and turned them into great useful items for the RMA store.
A big thank you to Chuck who was in charge and directed our Role Models of America men's division at this event. He coordinated teams of men and made sure each project was done efficiently and smoothly. He oversaw the furniture rebuilding, vacs, painting, welding, watch tinkering, and meticulous hand work with metals. Chuck you are a real Role Model for other men.
This first project to share with you is our furniture refurbishing team. I went to the warehouse weeks ago, and looked for furniture that could not be sold at the store in the condition they were in. The staff at the warehouse raised their eyebrows at me, but agreed to bring them to me. So I had a variety of 'stuff' to overhaul. These old bar stools looked so tired and worn out.
So I spent some time with helpers and picked out the right fabrics from our storage and had fabric cut and ready for the men to arrive. So all they had to do upon arrival was get started creating new from the old.
Robert and his son decided to tackle these bar stools along with some other chairs. What fun they had working together - father training his son in the practical use of changing out chair bottoms and refurbishing old furniture. A practical skill his son will value in his own life later on.
These bar stools turned out so nice they were taken into the Coffee Cafe and used along the bar! They are covered in a nice deep green upholstery fabric and the wood covered in a gold brushed paint. Turned out great!
I kinda am partial to them too - as it's the last of this fabric that I have used for several projects (good memories for me) The gold touches on the wooden frame is really nice.
Chuck oversees all the projects for men and he inspects their work making sure all things are completed properly. There was a little welding, and scrubbing and painting as well as hammering, screw guns sandpaper and gluing too.
A bright yellow floral fabric will be perfect to change them from exhausted to energized!
And here are the three bears! All washed, sanded down, repainted and recovered. Now any Goldilocks will set here and find each seat is just right!
To all the guys who I didn't get your pictures - yet you helped to create useful goods for other families - thank you for your hard work. In one day you have transformed many useless pieces into useful treasures.